After FP4 Marc Marquez looked like he was favouring his right arm by taking right hand corners in two movements, he was hesitant on left hand corners and not going as low as usual.
As all the bikes were going out on the track, Marc Marquez only managed an out lap which he did not finish, he went straight down the pit lane, got off the bike and walked to his trailer indicating that his surgically repaired arm isn’t feeling good from that, you could say.
Cal Cruchlow was banging out good times and didn’t seem to have an issue with his wrist as he got to 3rd in Q1. Alex Marquez came off the track in Q1 but he did put a time in of 1’38.648
The top 3 in Q1 were:
1 : Miguel Oliveira : Red Bull KTM Tech 3 : 1’37.355
2 : Franco Mobidelli : Petrona Yamaha SRT : 1’37.512
3 : Cal Crutchlow : LCR Honda Castrol : 1’37.644
After qualifying these are the results for the top 12 riders:
|1||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||1’37.007s|
|2||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.095s|
|3||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Pramac Ducati (GP20)||+0.169s|
|4||Valentino Rossi||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.335s|
|5||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)||+0.337s|
|6||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.405s|
|7||Jack Miller||AUS||Pramac Ducati (GP20)||+0.416s|
|8||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.457s|
|9||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)*||+0.589s|
|10||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.593s|
|11||Danilo Petrucci||ITA||Ducati Team (GP20)||+0.899s|
|12||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+3.270s|
The Repsol Honda Team have confirmed that Marc Marquez will not be taking part in the race on Sunday.
Fabio Quartararo starts from pole. After he finished his timed lap he was going into turn one but the back end didn’t want to stay behind him, but he kept control and showed his skills. This is going to be a good race tomorrow.
Valentino Rossi finished 4th in Qualifying which means the Doctor has a great chance here if he doesn’t have engine issues like last week.
Maverick Viñales had a great performance again in qualifying.
Alex Rins didn’t look comfortable with his shoulder injury, it was looking like it was giving him some issues but on the track tomorrow it could change everything.
Andrea Dovizioso had a slow start at one point being down in 13th but by the end of Q1 he had made it up 4th.
It promises to be an interesting race tomorrow.